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Man of La Mancha

Avon Theatre May 8 to October 11 More Info

Meh. It’s a product of the 60s

Negative Review
The American Conservative Noah Millman

I resist, in gen­eral, the tired con­ser­v­a­tive com­plaint that the ’60s ruined every­thing. Except in one area: the great Amer­i­can musi­cal. From Hello, Dolly! to Hair, it’s a parade of false, manip­u­la­tive, over­wrought sen­ti­ment… I never expe­ri­enced the delight that San­cho or the Innkeeper clearly feel in being charmed by …

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Ross’ Sancho Panza hilarious

Positive Review
The Bard and the Boards Robyn Godfrey

[Steve Ross] plays the part with an inar­tic­u­late — and hilar­i­ous — dry prag­ma­tism, alter­nat­ing between enthu­si­asm for and frus­tra­tion with his mas­ter (never more evi­dent than in “I Like Him”), be it Cer­vantes or Don Quixote…Spanish flair in the score…it is hard not to sway to the Latin rhythms, …

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Robin Hutton finds character‘s inner strength

Positive Review
Broadway World Lauren Gienow

Robin Hut­ton makes [lady Dulcinea]…honest and believ­able. The level of phys­i­cal and vocal ath­leti­cism that is required for this role must be a daunt­ing task. Props to Ms. Hut­ton for deliv­er­ing! It is also impres­sive that she does not shy away from por­tray­ing Aldonza’s rough edges, some­times singing lines with …

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Sean Hauk rises to the occasion

Mixed Review
Charlebois Post Stuart Munro

As the Padre, Sean Hauk is able to turn a sec­ondary role into a star turn. He is warm and charm­ing, and his smooth voice seems espe­cially suited for “To Each His Dul­cinea.” A scene was always stronger for hav­ing him in it. Less strong was Robin Hutton’s Aldonza, the …

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Maudlin musical

2 out of 4 Stars
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The Globe and Mail J. Kelly Nestruck

I’m now more con­vinced than ever that it is an overly sen­ti­men­tal arti­fact of the six­ties with one good take-away tune.

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A valiant knight-errant, noble champion

4 out of 5 Stars
Positive Review
Donald's Dish Geoff Dale

Rooney, a strong vocal­ist with a keen under­stand­ing of the char­ac­ter, deals nicely with the dual­ity of the man – real and imag­ined. It’s a tight-rope walk that he pulls off with nary a slip. Con­sider once again the chal­lenge involved.”

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Lacks direction

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The Record Robert Reid

In the absence of a syn­the­siz­ing direc­to­r­ial vision, Tom Rooney, a gifted actor who can sing, floun­ders as Cervantes/Don Quixote, at least until the end when Don Quixote dies while hold­ing onto his dream. The scene is appro­pri­ately touching.”

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Wildly uneven production

2 ½ out of 4 Stars
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The Toronto Star Richard Ouzounian

the com­pany is play­ing from so many dif­fer­ent game­books that you want to shake direc­tor McQueen and cry out, “Pick a style — any style!”

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